Fr Joseph Mallin SJ: son of Michael Mallin is now 103

In the hills of British India, 120 years ago this summer, there occurred an incident that, small in itself, may have had serious repercussions in Dubl(...)

Former UK ambassador Dominick Chilcott laying a wreath at the State event marking the deaths of British soldiers in the Easter Rising at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

This year’s State commemoration of the Easter Rising has been criticised for not achieving the stated goal of inclusivity. But its critics, including (...)

Elizabeth O’Farrell

This poem was commissioned by the Irish Writers Centre as part of the 1916 centenary celebrations. Tomorrow’s poem, The Fallen, is by Thomas McCarthy(...)

John Loder (second right) and Arthur Shields (right) in the John Ford film ‘How Green Was My Valley’. Photograph: Fox

In his 1977 autobiography the Hollywood star John Loder let slip secrets he’d kept hidden for more than 60 years, about his part in the arrest of Patr(...)

Portrait of Tom Clarke by Mick O’Dea

Unlike Patrick Pearse – the historic face of 1916 – Tom Clarke remains a relatively unknown member of the Provisional Government that instigated the E(...)